What Does an Egyptian Pharaoh Smell Like?
"Incense was extremely valuable in ancient Egypt, and was used only in temples and for living gods (such as the king)."
- Michael Höveler-Müller, museum curator
She may have ruled like a man, but Egyptian queen Hatshepsut still preferred to smell like a lady.
Their next step will be attempting to "reconstruct" the scent, which was likely made from pricey incense imported from present-day Somalia.